The French authorities have supported the Vatican against the death penalty

In France the death penalty was abolished in 1981

The French authorities welcome the intention of the Vatican to abolish the death penalty worldwide.

The French authorities have supported the changes made by the Vatican in the catechism of the inadmissibility of the death penalty, informs RIA “news”.

“France welcomes the firm stance against the death penalty expressed by the Holy see, for whom this measure is inhuman and degrading”, – said in a communique of the French foreign Ministry.

The document also notes that France has always advocated the abolition of the death penalty worldwide, this unjust, inhumane and ineffective punishment.

Death penalty abolished in France in 1981, Francois Mitterrand.

Previously, the Vatican, by order of Pope Francis, has made changes in the paragraph of the Catechism of the attitude to the death penalty, first by recognizing it as unacceptable under any circumstances.

The last time this provision of Catholic doctrine has changed in the 1990s, during the pontificate of John Paul II. It stated that “the Church does not exclude [application] the death penalty in order to protect human lives from aggression with irrefutable evidence”.

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